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Instruments are items that produce distinct notes or sounds when used by the player via the Use / Attack button. Most are pure novelty items, but some have functional effects. The pitch/note played is usually controlled by the distance between the center of the character and the location of the cursor when Use / Attack was pressed. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, playing musical instruments now shows the note on the cursor.

There are eight playable instruments in the game.


When using any of the three following guitars, the player strums a chord.

  • IvyIvy(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Rain SongRain Song(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Stellar TuneStellar Tune(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

This content is transcluded from Instruments/Guitar chords.In order from closest to furthest away from the player, the chords played are as follows: G majorA minorB minorC majorD majorE minor. When the item is selected in the hotbar, the chord the instrument will currently play will be displayed underneath the cursor.

Other instruments

When using any of the following instruments, a specific note or sound is played.

The Drum Set is not played directly, unlike the other instruments. Instead, it requires a player using a Drumstick while standing in front of it.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, The Axe plays a random note each time.


  • All guitar-type instruments are acquired as a drop.
  • Pianos cannot be played as instruments, and only function as furniture.
  • Unlike Music Boxes, these instruments are used by the player, and do not provide background music.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Playing musical instruments now shows the note on the cursor.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced The Axe, Bell, Harp and Magical Harp.